Flagella

benedik at uh.edu benedik at uh.edu
Fri Sep 15 09:22:12 EST 1995


In article <199509121220.IAA10456 at andromeda.rutgers.edu>
kafkwtz at ANDROMEDA.RUTGERS.EDU (David Kafkewitz) writes:

> 1. Flagella grow from the tip with the subunits being transported through
> the core. What drives them forward through the tip?  Is metablic energy
> expended ?
> 
> 2. When the direction of rotation is changed is it caused by a reversal of
> proton flow through the motor or is there a gearbox type structure ?
> 
> 3. Are archaen flagella similar to eubacterial and did they have a common
> evolutionary origin before the two lines of procaryotes separated, or is it
> convergent evolution, or are they different ?
> 
> Thanks for indulging my curiosity and ignorance.
> 
> David.
> David Kafkewitz, Department of Biological Sciences,
>  Rutgers University, Newark N.J. 07102, U.S.A.
>  201 648 5865; fax: 201 648 1007
> kafkwtz at andromeda.rutgers.edu

there is a review article in Annual Review of Microbiology by Robert
McNabb on bacterial flagella. If I remember correctly it was in 93 or
94 issue.

Michael Benedik               benedik at uh.edu
Biochemical Sciences
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-5934



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